This was finished about a month ago and I hid it in the garage to give to Audrey on her birthday. Her birthday came and went and I forgot where I’d put it. All of a sudden I wondered why she hadn’t put the sculpture up somewhere in the house and realized she hadn’t seen it yet! I found it and gave it to her yesterday.
This is my best sculpture so far. It is from a slab of orange translucent alabaster. Since I do not have a tool to make holes in stone, it took some time using a small cone abrasive on the end of the angle grinder to make it happen. Many hours of shaping and sanding and grinding discovered this inside the rock.
Just finished sculpting this piece of Oregon river rock, then waxed and polished it up to put in the garden.
It sort of looks like the tail of a whale that’s jumped in head first. From another angle it appears to be an anvil. What’s it look like to you?
Easter Island’s Baby
This is a piece I just finished from a block of Mongolian black marble. It was the most difficult of anything I’ve done so far, in reference to sanding and getting all the nicks and scratches out of it. I’ve dubbed it Easter Island’s Baby.
Originally, I was going to have it coming out of the ground, like the sculptures on Easter Island, but it worked better and was more secure, springing forth from the pieces of white alabaster. I love the dark black contrasted with the white stone and the dark green pot.
The next carving is with some Italian white ice alabaster.
Hope these photos do this justice. I’m getting a little better with each stone.
Here are a few views of my latest stone carving.
It is from a block of black Mongolian marble.
It’s getting better all the time.
The first thing that caught our eye, when we went to work at an orphanage in Rwanda, were the beautiful women of this small East African nation, who wear their traditional Kanga’s (wrap around dresses) and headpieces with poise, style and grace.
Photo: Alphonsine Bankundiye. Mother of four.
In a country known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda is becoming increasingly known for its environmental policies, gender equality, stable government and breathtaking beauty, but no beauty surpasses that of the unique, one of a kind, outfits worn by mothers, models, children and grandmothers. Kanga’s are not only colorful works of art, they can also be used, like quilts, to make a statement, tell a story or portray someone’s history. MORE